Bessie Coleman, better known as Queen Bess, was America's first black woman pilot. Born in Texas in 1892, into a world of extreme poverty and deepening racial discrimination, her dream to "amount to something one day" was fought against overwhelming odds. Working as a manicurist in a Chicago barbershop, she read about World War I pilots.
For parents of soon-to-be kindergartners and first graders, helping their children be prepared for the start of school can be exciting and daunting (and not just for students). What can parents do over the summer to help their children maintain the growth they made this past year in preschool or kindergarten and be ready to tackle new topics and skills in the fall?
I cleaned the season's first melted chapstick out of my car yesterday. Summer must be around the corner. Time to check the expiration date on last year's sunscreen and buy some new flip-flops. Our bleak winter weather lasted too long, and I'm hungry for the sun.